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House Parent

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Posted: 8/21/2020
Job Status: Full Time

Job Description

The San Pasqual Academy is seeking compassionate, committed and hard-working people to join our team as Houseparents!

We are a unique and diverse residential/educational campus that services adolescents in the foster care system, ages 12 and up. The goal of our campus is to provide a safe space for these teenagers to call home. We strive to create an atmosphere where they can learn the necessary social, vocational and life skills they need to become happy, successful and productive adults.

Our 238-acre campus is located in the beautiful San Pasqual Valley and features individual family-style homes, an on-site, accredited high school, a technology and career information center, an auditorium, an agricultural field, a gymnasium, a Health and Wellness Center, a Day Rehabilitation Clinic and a swimming pool.

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Responsibilities and Duties:

Houseparents live on site and are responsible for maintaining and developing the home structure for six to eight adolescents. You will live in the same building, but in a separate living space from the students. Utilities are included, along with basic cable, and Wi-Fi.

As a houseparent, you will be scheduled to work at least 40 hours out of the week and relief staff will be provided on your days off and during the times that you are not scheduled. All houses are run as a team, with the support of campus managers, supervisors and facility directors.

Qualification and Skills:

  • BA and/or related work experience preferred.
  • Criminal background check required.
  • Couples are preferred but single houseparents are encouraged to apply and will be considered based on education and prior work experience.


  • Paid time off
  • Parental Leave
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Gym memberships or discounts
  • Vacation/sick time
  • Medical/dental benefits available to full-time employees (30+ hours a week)

San Pasqual Academy is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

We are taking precautions due to COVID-19 and all our efforts will be thoroughly explained in the initial job interview.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. – Helen Keller